NEWBURYPORT, MA — Once again Parker River National Wildlife Refuge is partnering with the Massachusetts Audubon Society at Joppa Flats to celebrate the local presence of wintering American bald eagles. On Sat., February 8, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., the refuge visitor center will host a variety of fun, hands-on activities that include making an eagle magnet, dissecting owl pellets, and creating a colorful eagle habitat mural (that will later be featured on the refuge’s website!).
In addition to these fun activities, visitors will be able to view two live owls from Drumlin Farm. Finally, at 1:30 p.m., and in conjunction with the refuge’s Photographic Society, talented wildlife photographer Shawn Carey will wow everyone with his amazing images of Massachusetts wildlife in the auditorium. Everything is free! Pre-registration is not required for Eagle Fest activities. An event flyer is available online at http://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/eaglefest%20flyer.pdf.